I believe that transparency from companies is essential in helping consumers understand how their values line up with manufacturers. If someone sees a world problem they are passionate about, then transparency will help them be more knowledgeable about their decisions on which companies to support. Demanding transparency can help highlight ethical and environmental issues in a company's manufacturing chain. In class, we talked about Patagonia announcing how they would be transparent about their down-live-plucking, which stirred lots of controversies. However, I support companies trying to attempt this as it reveals malpractices that even the companies themselves were not aware of.
Hi Suragan, I completely agree with your thoughts about transparency. While large corporations having transparency is a great idea at its core, I don't think that achieving complete transparency will be possible. Some companies take shortcuts and cut corners to save money, so I do not see these types of companies opening up. But, if possible, I also hope that we can see where the things we buy come from and the impact they have on the environment.
I think the idea of more transparency is so important. I also think that we need be conscious about the controversies that come about through transparency and ways to prevent them. If we can rectify this issue hopefully more and more big companies will make the decision to share their supply chains.
Hey Suragan! I would love to know more about your thoughts on possible government regulations around transparency and industrial practices. Even increased transparency in the government would be a good thing!
I agree with your post, and would like to add that more transparency in these large companies also prevents corruption from the higher ups, as it would be harder for them to use unethical sources in order to reduce their cost, thus allowing the people to keep these companies in check